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raukura Play

1. (noun) feather plume, treasure.

Kātahi te tamāhine ka tahuri ki te tātai i a ia, nā ka heru i a ia, nā ka rākei i a ia ki ōna kaitaka, ka tia hoki i tōna māhunga ki te raukura - —ko ngā raukura he huia, he kōtuku, he toroa, ka oti (NM 1928:198). / Then the daughter set about adorning herself, placing a comb in her hair, dressing herself in fine kaitaka cloaks, and placing feather plumes in her hair - feather plumes of huia, white heron and albatross feathers, and then she was finished.


kanae raukura Play

1. (noun) grey mullet, Mugil cephalus - an olive-grey fish, silvery grey to white below. Thick, long body with a broad head and snout. Found in coastal and estuarine waters of the North Island, but this name used specifically for grey mullet caught in fresh water.


Pore Play

1. (personal noun) Poll - name given to Tohu Kākahi's followers because they would not wear the raukura of albatross feathers that Te Whiti o Rongomai's followers wear so were likened to cattle that had been polled, or dehorned.

Ko te ingoa o ngā pononga a Tohu ko ngā Pore (he kau kua tangohia ngā pīhi) nā te mea kāore rātou e mau i te raukura toroa (TTR 1994:183). / Tohu's followers became known as Pore (polled, or dehorned cattle), because they would not wear the raukura (white albatross feather emblem).


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